Hailing from south-east London, Kate’s early American hip-hop influences are heard throughout her music and can be traced back to her early days as an rapper. The mighty Wu-Tang Clan were a big influence on Kate as was Jay Electronica and UK hip-hop group Task Force. The flavour these influences add to her music have gained her huge respect from the global hip hop community. Since then she has built a loyal following from touring the spoken word circuit for a number of years and playing countless live shows that have seen her take to the stage at Glastonbury and all major UK festivals.
As 2014’s Mercury Prize-nominated ‘Everybody Down’, ‘Let Them Eat Chaos’ is produced in its entirety by acclaimed UK producer Dan Carey (Sia, Lianne La Havas, Mr Hudson).
Artwork comes from highly regarded photomontage artist Peter Kennard.
Available digitally here.
Let Them Eat Chaos
“It’s not often you hear a voice that knocks you on your behind, but Kate Tempest has one of those voices. “
"It’s difficult to say if the world will ever be truly ready for the moment Tempest blows up, but ready or not, here she comes."
'...joining the visionary poetic tradition of William Blake and TS Eliot with the shape-shifting energy of hip-hop artists such as the Wu-Tang Clan and MF Doom.'
The Observer ★★★★★
'On Let them Eat Chaos, Tempest has cemented herself as a poet/rapper of the highest order, who isn’t happy just make the masses smile, but to challenge and make them think and love too.'
Drowned in Sound ★★★★
Kate Tempest’s follow-up to the dazzling Everybody Down is similarly ambitious in scope, fired by the same compassion and delivered with the same level of energised loquacity.
The Independent ★★★★
‘Let Them Eat Chaos’ is one of the most unique and interesting projects of 2016.'
Clash Mag ★★★★
'Undoubtedly a contender for one of the most important pieces of music released this year, Let Them Eat Chaos dazzles with its linguistically-created, vivid imagery, and ability to evoke overwhelming atmosphere through its sound.'
The Skinny ★★★★